ALL CBU STUDENTS – Summer Science Camp Counsellor, Discovery Centre – Halifax


Period of Employment: 12 weeks from June 11 to Aug 31, 2018
Rate: $12.75 per hour/40 hours per week
Application deadline: May 14, 2018

Position Objectives:

The main objective of the job is to co-develop and deliver exciting, stimulating, hands-on STEAM activities for camp participants (ages 6 -12). The Science Camp Counsellor will gain time management skills, experience working in a team setting, gain confidence teaching and delivering educational programs, and supervisory skills for youth. Students will benefit from the opportunity of working in a changing and dynamic science-themed day camp setting, providing significant opportunity to improve upon their communication skills, organizational skills, knowledge of science, knowledge of educational practices, and ability to work with children.


Combination of education, science or other related disciplines at a university or college level. Experience in child supervision, preferably in an educational, recreational, museum or camp setting. Experience in preparing and presenting workshops an asset. Fluency in English is essential. First Aid and WHIMIS certification is an asset. Discovery Centre is an equal opportunity employer.


Description of tasks:

The Science Camp Counsellor works in the Science Education department under the supervision of the Manager of Science Education and the Science Camp Leader. The primary tasks are:

  • adaptability- plan for unexpected circumstances, respond to feedback, prepare backup plans
  • cooperatively deliver meaningful science education and STEAM experiences appropriate for children ages 6-12
  • supervise campers while taking responsibility for their safety and enjoyment
  • assist in providing guidance to campers and youth volunteers
  • maintain a clean and safe work area
  • assist in camp promotion
  • track camp weeks in daily journal of activities

Application Details


Applicants must meet eligibility requirements for the Young Canada Works Program. Applications are to emailed to Please name electronic documents with your name included (eg. jane_doe_resume.doc), please indicate the position being applied for. All applicants are thanked for their interest. Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. A full commitment to the employment dates is required.